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Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 16 2015

What is most valuable?

* Snapshot * Easy to manage * You can present storage as CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

* We save a ton of money * It's got a nice, user-friendly interface * Snapshot replication between the units * Easy configuration

What needs improvement?

Its support for Hyper-V clusters.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You have to pay for your hardware, but FreeNAS itself is open-source.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Dell EqualLogic, and 3PAR. I like the 3PAR, but it is very expensive. Instead, I just spent money for fast SSD drives, installed FreeNAS, and you have a better solution then 3PAR.

What other advice do I have?

After using FreeNAS I will never spend money for commercial products like Dell or 3Par.

What is FreeNAS?

FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.
FreeNAS customers
Morroni Technologies Inc., Creative Integrations
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